Baseball Takes Doubleheader From North Carolina, 3-0 and 7-6
April 5, 1998
WINSTOM-SALEM, NC--John Hendricks pitched a complete game shutout in the first game and Wake Forest held off a furious North Carolina rally in the second game to sweep a doubleheader in ACC baseball action on Sunday afternoon at Hooks Stadium by scores of 3-0 and 7-6.
Wake Forest improves to 23-13 overall and 6-8 in the ACC, while North Carolina falls to 21-12 overall and 6-5 in the conference.
In the first game, Hendricks (7-2) scattered four hits on the way to his complete game win. The left hander struck out five and did not give up a walk. He opened the game by retiring the first 11 batters he faced and only needed 99 pitches in the game to get the win. The Kernersville, NC native has now pitched 19.1 consecutive innings without giving up an earned run. Kyle Snyder (4-4) took the loss for North Carolina
The Deacons scored their first run of the game on a solo home run to right field by designated hitter Danny Borrell in the second inning. In the third, Scott Daeley scored from second on a perfectly executed hit and run play. Ben Danosky delivered the RBI single to plate the run. The Deacs added an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth on a solo home run down the right field line by Jon Palmieri to make the final score 3-0.
North Carolina opened the scoring in the first inning of the second game when Rob Miano scored on a sacrifice fly by Brian Roberts. Miano reached first on a single and moved to third after pitcher Jeremy Ward's pick off attempt got past Palmieri.
Wake Forest answered with two runs in the bottom half of the inning when Daeley led off with a walk and moved to second on a single by Danosky. Palmieri followed with another single to score Daeley, while Danosky scored on a ground out by Will Rikard to make the score 2-1.
Wake's Sunny Chiou connected on a solo home run, his fifth of the year, in the second inning to give the Deacs a 3-1 lead.
Three more runs were added by Wake Forest in the sixth inning off North Carolina starter Ryan Snare. Two pinch hit singles were critical to the scoring drive in the inning. Cory Slavik pinch hit for Josh Otten with Andrew Riepe and Chiou on first and second base. Slavik's single to left plated Riepe and moved Chiou to second. Danny Borrell followed with another pinch hit single to score Chiou, while Slavik advanced to third. Daeley produced a squeeze bunt that scored Slavik on a sacrifice that gave Wake Forest a commanding 6-2 lead.
The Tar Heels decreased the lead with two runs in the top of the eighth, but left the bases loaded when Wake Forest reliever Peter Princi struck out Miano to end the inning. Chiou scored his third run of the game and pushed the Deacons' lead back to three with a run in the bottom of the inning, a run that proved to be the game winner.
In the ninth inning, Princi retired Roberts via a foul out to Slavik. Jarret Shearin and Chris LaMarsh followed with back-to-back singles before Ryan Earey fouled out to Palmieri. Richie Grimsley came through with a two-out double to score Shearin.
Wake Forest coach George Greer went to his bullpen for the third time in the game and brought in freshman Tim Schilling. LaMarsh scored on a wild pitch by Schilling to cut the lead to one. Dan Moylan drew a walk from Schilling to put runners on first and third again. Greer brought in Matt Briggs for Schilling, who was able to get the final out of the game and earn his first save when Jay Madeira grounded out to second base to end the contest at 7-6.
Deacons' starter Jeremy Ward (5-5) got the win in the second game to bring his record back to .500. Snare (4-2) took the loss for the Tar Heels.
Wake Forest will travel to Campbell for a game on Tuesday night beginning at 7 p.m. The Deacons will return home to face UNC Greensboro at Hooks Stadium beginning at 3 p.m. on Wednesday.
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